‘A Brush with Kindness’ program accepting applications

Habitat for Humanity of Montezuma County would like to remind the community about the “A Brush with Kindness” home repair program. Applications are now being accepted for projects to be completed this spring. The purpose of this program is to provide assistance to low-income homeowners of Montezuma County for basic exterior home repairs or improvements where the homeowner might not otherwise be able to perform the physical work or afford the financial outlay for labor.

Applicants for this program must own and occupy the home within Montezuma County for which they are requesting repairs. Annual income cannot exceed 60 percent of combined median household income for the county, and the applicant must be willing and able, over time, to repay the cost of the materials and agree to partner with Habitat in all aspects of the repair project. The program is designed “to provide needed assistance to our neighbors, revitalize the appearance of the neighborhood, encourage connections within the community, and most importantly, help preserve affordable housing stock.” With the success of this program, we all benefit by having a more beautiful place to live and raise our families.

Applications for the “A Brush with Kindness” program can be accessed online at http://habitatmontezuma.org, or interested parties may contact the local office at 565-8327 or mail a request to Habitat for Humanity of Montezuma County, P.O. Box 1261, Cortez, CO 81321. Applications will be reviewed in the order in which they are received, and all applicants will be contacted regarding the status of their application.

If you’d like to make a contribution to support this program in our community, you may mail your donation to the P.O. box listed above, or visit our website and donate through PayPal. It’s a secure site and donating is quick and easy. If everyone who reads this article sent just $5, we’d be well on our way to improving the lives of a number of local families. If you’d like to help with the “A Brush with Kindness” project, contact the Habitat office. Volunteers are always welcome.